Dickinson Russian scholars participate in a small and intimate program. Because of the small size of the department, students and professors develop close relationships and peers forge friendships through their shared experience of mastering a difficult language and being immersed in Russian culture. Outside of the classroom, students participate in exciting activities through the Russian Club, such as Revolution Reenactments and Easter Egg Painting. They also watch Russian films, eat meals with peers and faculty during weekly Russian Table gatherings, and take field trips to New York, Baltimore or Washington to attend Russian exhibits or eat at Russian restaurants. Many of our students live in the Russian Special Interest House, a cozy home-like dormitory where they can practice Russian with an exchange student from Moscow and cook borsch and bliny together.

Allison Stroyan '18

Allison Stroyan, a current Russian student at Dickinson College






I originally took Russian because I wanted to become an astronaut, but as I grew older, I came to like Russian more. Languages are incredibly interesting and important to me, and I can't wait to see where else Russian takes me.